Skip to main content

August Read of the Month.....oh man better find something

Wow, where did July go?  It just seemed to disappear.  In a way, I am excited about going back to work later this month.  I know most in the education business love their time off in the summer, but usually by August I am ready to go back to work.  I should not make excuses for being late with my August read, but I have to be honest, the last few days have been quite busy here at the Pehote house.  Plus another one of my Geekly Loves is politics, so I have been online reading about the election results.  So my goal is to find a book by the weekend.  I mentioned earlier I may try the sequel to The Lion's Game, but I may save that for a later date.  Not sure how I feel about reading the books back to back.  I may have to read a classic or education based work to get me in back to school mode.  Hope everyone is having a great summer.  Let me know if you have a good recommendations.

Comments

  1. I finished reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" last night. I read the novel in high school and remembered I liked it but not much else. It was nice to re-read a classic again. Also, as a parent I picked up on Aticus's parenting style. Something I would never have noticed as a teenage high school student.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great book, and this year is the 50th anniversary of the release of To Kill a Mockingbird. Here is a link to a page with information on the celebration, http://tokillamockingbird50year.com/.
    I often go back and read classics, I have re-read The Great Gatsby a number of times as a matter of fact. I find something new each time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. hey Mr. Pehote, I just finished Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. It was quite interesting and I was told his other books are good too. he deals with comparative politics and geography. I have also read Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, The Beach by Alex Garland and A Small Place by Jamica Kincade recently, these three were for a writing and research class. All these books deal with the theme of travel but it was definitely fun extracting other themes with deeper meaning behind them.
    I'll keep checking back for your recommendations. enjoy the rest of your summer.
    -Ashley Doran

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks Ashley, I will have to check out Diamond's works. Sounds interesting. The class you took sounds interesting as well. Feel free to comment anytime you like....also feel free to call me Mike :) Hope you had a great summer as well!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Your Own Personal Library Catalog

So, how many of you have remember using an old style, card catalog?  You know, you want to find a book in your local library, so you pull out the long drawers flipping through cards.  Well those days are long gone of course (thankfully) and nearly all libraries use an electronic catalog system to keep track of their collections.  Many of the school districts in Wayne County are using a system developed by Follett .  It is a great system for school age children and prepares them for many of the advanced catalogs available in public and university libraries. Catalog software is quite expensive and really impractical for home libraries.  Some book lovers may create their own spreadsheet or database to keep track of their books, however there is a great (free) tool online to not only catalog your books, but also meet and communicate with other book lovers online.  The site  librarything.com is a wonderful site that lets you catalog your own home library.  Think of it as a "Facebook

A Little R & R

I decided to take a little R & R before things get crazy with back to school.  I wanted to spend some time with my family for these final weeks of summer, so I decided a break from writing was in order.  A trip to Kalahari and fun times with friends and family made August fly by.  So, what does school year 2014 bring for me?  Quite a bit, as always: Back to teaching two courses at Wayne County Community College.  Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings I head to Northline Road to teach college level English.  I really love this second job! Tuesday, I start my 17th year at O.A. Carlson High School.  While public education continues to face challenges, there is no other job for me at this time.  I love my co-workers and students.  Gibraltar is a great place to work. I will be running my kids all over as usual.  Gymnastics, religious education, flag football (which I coach as well), and others events "to be determined."  I would not have it any other way.  I love watch

What are Some of Your Favorite Books

I love this question.  Of course, I do not think I could ever answer a question like "what is your favorite book?"  I need to be able to list at least a few titles.  I was speaking with another parent during my son's gymnastic class this past Monday.  We were both reading the same book and we spent much of the time talking about the book we were reading and other books we enjoy.  It was really a great conversation for a book geek like myself.  It was also nice because the individual I was speaking with was a classmate of mine from back in the day at good old Carlson High School.  The question came up as to what were some of my favorite books, and I had to step back and think for a minute.  My taste in books varies all over the place (much like my taste in music, but that is another story).  For the purpose of this entry I throw out five of my favorites (in no particular order) and why I enjoy them.  Of course, a list of favorites could be much longer as I could write fore